The transmission of a 10-Gb/s data stream was demonstrated experimentally over a practically unlimited distance in a standard single-mode fiber system using nonlinear optical loop mirrors as simple in-line 2R regenerators. Error-free propagation over 100 000 km has been achieved with terrestrial amplifier spacing. © 2004 IEEE.
- 10 Gbit/s
- 100 Mm
- 2R regeneration
- amplifier spacing
- nonlinear optical loop mirror